Blog: People Who Use Wheelchairs Don't Actually Want to Kill Themselves

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Blog: People Who Use Wheelchairs Don't Actually Want to Kill Themselves

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May 29, 2016

by David Bekhour

Note: This piece contains spoilers about the film Me Before You.

On June 3rd, Warner Bros will be releasing its film adaptation of Me Before You, a bestselling novel by Jojo Moyes. If you are unfamiliar with the story, it centers on a former high-powered executive, Will Traynor, and an ordinary girl, Louisa Clark, who fall in love in the most unexpected of circumstances.

Will has a spinal cord injury and uses a wheelchair. True to enduring stereotypes of disability, he is angry and bitter about his circumstances. Louisa is a café-worker-turned-caregiver whose unconventional approach to life makes her almost immediately endearing. The two develop a deep love for each other that feels both inevitable and authentic. Continued reading . . .